Bell said he expects to be signing with UCLA at the end of the week.
"I will be graduating on May 29th and so I expect to sign on that day as well or as soon as final grades come out, which will be sometime this week," said Bell. "I can't sign until I officially get my A.A., so by the end of the week, I should sign."
Once Bell signs, he plans to be in Westwood in June.
"I would enroll in summer, I believe in mid-June, when summer school begins, and then I'd have four years to play three," said Bell. "According to the coaching staff, I should be squared away with admissions pending graduation.
Bell, though, is remaining cautiously optimistic.
"I will know for sure this week, but I don't want to count my eggs before I know," said Bell. "I've been talking with Coach (Norm) Chow a lot though. I should be a Bruin by Sunday."